Streaks AI and WeShop
Streaks AI, a provider of AI-based conversational technologies headquartered in London, is entering into a partnership with WeShop, a platform that combines shopping with social media and has a network of over 1,300 influencers with a combined reach of 50 million+ followers.
The aim is to provide shoppers with enhanced and personalised customer services using AI powered chatbots modelled after the aforementioned influencers.
D2C sleep brand, Emma, is implementing Metapack’s Delivery Manager solution across DACH, UK and Italy, as it looks to automate its selection of delivery services and increase carrier coverage across key markets.
This provides Emma with access to Metapack’s carrier network, providing more delivery choice while removing the need for costly and complicated onboarding processes.
Delivery Manager gives it the ability to quickly generate the right labels and custom documents for shipping.
This not only speeds up warehouse operations but allows Emma to offer customers the best possible experience.
Thalia, an omnichannel bookseller in the DACH region with around 6,000 employees, has selected Diebold Nixdorf to introduce new self-checkout solutions.
Planned through mid-2024, the project will involve a total of 500 modular DN Series EASY eXpress systems for the German market, and more than 100 systems for Austria and Switzerland.
In addition, Diebold Nixdorf will leverage its services technician network to provide on-site troubleshooting and support services for Thalia in all three countries.
Equestrian and leisure brand Mochara and influencer Billie Shepherd have announced a partnership, leveraging technology provided by Stored.
The pair say that, unlike traditional brand-influencer collaborations that often rely on affiliate link interruptions and third-party cookies for tracking and measuring performance, Stored’s payments solution ensures a smoother, uninterrupted shopping experience.
Tapping the firm’s platform, Shepherd can curate her favourite Mochara products behind a single link, which leads her 2.6 million followers directly to a two-tap checkout.
DFS Group and Ant Group
DFS Group and Ant Group have announced a partnership which will see the former leverage Alipay+ to engage with its customers pre, during and post shopping, across 36 stores in 15 markets, and 12 online shops in four markets.
This will involve: increasing visibility of DFS directly within Alipay and Alipay+ partner wallets’ apps and mutually offering more targeted, personalised and relevant rewards for shoppers, including exclusive offers.
Online loungewear and sleepwear brand, Chelsea Peers, says it has more than doubled the likelihood that shoppers of its ‘all pyjamas’ and ‘long pyjamas’ collections will make a purchase when they land on category pages.
The retailer is using Nosto’s Commerce Experience Platform to tailor the shopping experience to customers looking for curve and maternity PJs.
Chelsea Peers is a UK-based, direct-to-consumer fashion brand that sells online, as well as through retailers such as Asos and Next.
It is deploying Nosto’s AI powered Category Merchandising to automatically optimise the way it displays and ranks products on category pages in real time to appeal to specific customer segments.
Footasylum has selected NewStore to power the omnichannel experience across its 60 stores in the UK.
The partnership builds on Footasylum’s technology architecture, which also includes Talon.One, a promotion and loyalty automation solution.
“In order to keep up with the pace of innovation and grow our business, we need a technology architecture that is open, flexible, and scalable. But we cannot build it ourselves. We need commerce partners that align with our vision,” says Mike Wallwork, E-commerce Director, Footasylum.
“That is why we are working with MACH certified companies like NewStore and Talon.One. These innovative platforms and tools will help us achieve our goals and continue to provide the exceptional level of service our customers expect.”
US college students are getting ready to head back to campus – and Walmart is looking to make it easy and affordable for them to create the perfect dorm room.
The retailer is unveiling the next phase of its View In Your Home offering, with new features.
This helps customers visualise how furniture and home décor will look in their space. The new features are rolling out now on iOS for AR enabled items on the latest version of the Walmart app.
It is now possible to place, add and swap multiple items in a room at one time, without limit, to curate and visualise the entire space.
People can also view an expanded selection of 7,000+ AR enabled home products across indoor/outdoor furniture, electronics, lighting and more.
And complete the look of a space with complementary item recommendations based on what products work well together.
They can swap items with recommended substitutes via a ‘Similar Item’ feature, enabling customers to visualise size and fit of a comparable item before they choose what works best in their space.
And they can purchase an entire room of furniture with a single tap for a quicker and more efficient checkout experience – whether they want fast delivery or curbside pick-up on the way to campus.